- Handful of greens such as spinach, kale or other dark greens. May also make with a mixture of greens, including celery.
- One scoop of protein powder (ideally plant based, such as from peas rather than whey.
- One small scoop of supplemental dried greens, such as moringa.
- One cup of fruit, especially berries, since they do not raise glycemic levels.
- One cup of more liquid, such as coconut water, herbal teas or diluted fruit juice if juice is very sweet.
- 1 tbsp turmeric or ginger or both.
- Several ice cubes.
Keep sugar content as low as possible in order to avoid glycation — inflammation from too much sugar.
Optional items to increase nutritional value: 1 – 2 tablespoon cacao nibs, cinnamon, a small amount of honey, flax seeds, unsweetened plain yogurt, goji berries or seaweed gel.
Seaweed gel is made by reconstituting seaweed in boiling water and stirring until dissolved. Use a handful of sustainably grown seaweed in two cups of water or herbal tea. This will create a jelly-like substance. Add two tablespoons of the gel to the smoothie mixture. The remaining gel can be stored in the refrigerator for about two weeks. Seaweed gel is nearly tasteless, especially when used with quality, fresh fruit.
This is a savory gazpacho inspired green smoothie that is really a soup. (Photo shows a light crumbled topping of low-heat-dried (like a dehydrator) that is spiced with some of my sun dried tomato/seaweed nutrition booster paste I use for sauces and salad dressing for added flavor and nutrition ). . It is certainly not necessary to use the sundried tomato paste booster but I make this up once a week or so to utilize the rest of the week in various ways.
Anyway, I make this in a vitamix blender because it makes things so smooth and creamy. These are approximate amounts, you blender may not hold the same amount of contents.
2 handfuls of fresh organic spinach
2 tbsp of sundried tomato/seaweed paste (optional)
1 jar of Trader Joe’s organic tomatillo/tomato salsa
1 cup of Wildtree’s Bloody Mary mix
2-3 stalks of celery
One medium cucumber
2-3 small tomatoes, preferably still on the vine,
1 1/2 tsp Wildtree Rancher Rub
1/2 cup almonds
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 healing scoop of organic flax seeds
1 1/2 + cups of coconut water
2 tsp of moringa powder ( high in vit, minerals and 20% protein)
1 heaping tbsp of organic turmeric
1 heaping tbsp of pea based organic protein powder
1 cup of organic plain Greek yoghurt
A scoop of ice
Blend until smooth top with some goat cheese sprinkles, nuts, or savory crispy toppings for texture. Makes a huge pitcher full. This can be chilled in refrigerator and used the next two days. If it gets too thick, I just add a bit of coconut water.